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Category: Office Culture

Dec
15
2015
Another Year Gone – An Opportunity to Look Back and Reflect

I looked for quotes on success and failure to start this article. I found many but really liked these two: We learn from failure, not from success!” – Bram Stoker, Dracula “If you’re not failing every now and again, it’s a sign you’re not doing anything very innovative.” – Woody Allen So…Where did 2015 go?! […]

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By admin December 15, 2015

Oct
27
2015
Back to Basics – Onboarding Effectively

Recruiting and hiring new employees is a costly proposition involving a serious investment of time and money. Staff turnover can be highly disruptive and impacts the quality of the work being produced as well as the morale of employees tasked with taking on additional responsibilities. Most employers know this yet in many companies the new […]

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By admin October 27, 2015

Oct
20
2015
You’re Sending WHO to the Trade Show?!

During the recent economic slowdown many companies cut back on their trade show participation. The good news is that trade show involvement is now back in full force. It’s especially good news because trade shows and other in-person events provide businesses with some of their best return on marketing investment: http://contentmarketinginstitute.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/2015_B2B_Research.pdf So, have you participated […]

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By admin October 20, 2015

Oct
13
2015
Generation X: How to Train and Manage Them

Today’s Human Resources conundrum is that an army of Millennials are joining the workforce while so many Baby Boomers are staying employed past retirement age. And let’s not forget about Generation Y/Z and their supreme tech fluency! Could it be that we’ve forgotten about Generation X, the folks stuck woefully in between? For those who […]

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By admin October 13, 2015

Sep
22
2015
Back to Basics – Key Executive Concerns

The business world has experienced massive, unprecedented change over the past few years. The rush to mobile, the rise of ecommerce and the do-more-with-less attitude is noticeable in nearly all industries. Within this altered corporate environment, business owners have developed a new list of EXECUTIVE CONCERNS. Despite these recent challenges, however, successful business owners are […]

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By admin September 22, 2015

Aug
18
2015
How to Get Back on Track After a Vacation

Pretty much everyone anticipates and plans for their vacation time away from work. Whether a journey to some exotic land, a week at the beach, or a “staycation” in your very own backyard, vacations are certainly a wonderful invention. Whether you are a “workaholic” or not, returning to the office after a vacation can be […]

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By admin August 18, 2015

May
19
2015
It’s Not All About Me?

Selfish: lacking consideration for others; concerned chiefly with one’s own personal profit or pleasure. While I’m not suggesting that you exhibit this behavior, you may have business contacts and perhaps some employees that do. Here’s how you can recognize these individuals: They beeline towards you at a networking event, thrust their card into your hand, […]

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By admin May 19, 2015

May
12
2015
Check Your Dress Code For The Summer

Summer is my favorite season! Longer days, lots of sunlight, and warm temperatures make us feel relaxed and casual. No need to put on winter’s bulky clothing – YEAH! Heavy sweaters and boots are gone and it’s time to take it all off and show some skin, right? Wrong…or at least wrong in the workplace! […]

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By admin May 12, 2015

Apr
21
2015
It’s ALL About RESPECT

“I speak to everyone in the same way, whether he is the garbage man or the president of the university.” –Albert Einstein When I was a kid (oh so many years ago) my dad’s favorite words to my brother and I were, “if you give respect, you get respect”.  My dad was a successful salesman […]

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By admin April 21, 2015

Mar
19
2015
What to Do When You Think an Employee Has Not Been Truthful

It probably starts out as just a nagging feeling that something isn’t quite right. It may stay that way for a while along with that second sense that there’s trouble afoot, or it can just escalate quickly into something much larger. It’s always a disquieting feeling because all employers want their employees to be honest; […]

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By admin March 19, 2015